Woven on silk:-
This ribbon was recorded in the Stevengraph Collectors Association newsletter as being of STEVENS manufacture. There is however no weavers name anywhere on this ribbon, so the true weaver is unproven.
It is not known why this ribbon was made. If it had been intended as a bookmark, there would be a woven pattern for the relevant creases, but there is no such pattern.
Henry Eaton was the Conservative Member of Parliament for Coventry from 1865 to 1880, and it would seem this ribbon was made to celebrate his election, as it has both the 1865 date of his election, and the fact he was already an M.P.